Pediatric Physical & Occupational Therapy

RWJ Fitness & Wellness Center
100 Kirkpatrick Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 545-0494

Our Pediatric Physical & Occupational Therapy program focuses on fun child-centered rehabilitation & rehabilitation for infants, children, teens, and young adults, birth to 21 years.

We provide an individualized, client-centered, comprehensive evaluation of the physical, functional, visual, cognitive –perceptual and Activities of Daily Living strength and deficits.

A comprehensive individualized treatment plan is established to regain, restore and retrain all necessary skills for maximum function on a daily basis. We help the young patient build a strong foundation and reach their highest potential during the growth process.

Conditions treated by Pediatric Physical & Occupational Therapy:

  • Infant Torticollis and Plagiocephaly
  • Developmental coordination disorder
  • Muscle weakness
  • Balance disorders
  • Post-Surgical rehabilitation
  • Orthopedic rehabilitation
  • Sports Injuries
  • Pediatric Trauma
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Scoliosis
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Juvenile Arthritis
  • Amputation rehabilitation
  • Childhood Obesity
  • Fine motor /gross motor coordination training.
    • Weakness could result in the child having difficulty with eating, fastening buttons, using scissors, turning book pages, use of computer and poor handwriting skills.
  • Hand Therapy for traumatic, non-traumatic, post-surgical repairs (tendons, etc), nerve injuries/impairment and burns.
  • Customized static and dynamic splint fabrication and fitting.
  • Adaptive equipment and ADL retraining.
  • Neurological rehabilitation with NDT based principles for various conditions including CVA, TBI and post–concussion.

Your Pediatric Treatment Plan May Include:

  • Manual techniques
  • Modalities (electrical stimulation, heat, cold)
  • Therapeutic exercises
  • Strengthening (core and extremity)
  • Flexibility (static and dynamic)
  • Posture training
  • Balance and Coordination Activities
  • Cardiovascular Endurance training
  • Return to Sport Activities
  • Gait (walking) training
  • Transfer training
  • Posture training
  • Functional Activities
  • Agility training
  • Joint Protection Activities
  • Computer and Videogame Balance training
  • Home Exercise Program
  • Family and Caregiver Education
  • Visual-perceptual training or retraining.
  • Guided motor Imaginary
  • Multi –sensory stimulation.
  • Customized splints fabrication and fitting.

Patient Stories

  • “I feel amazing. I can move. I can do so much more physical activity without feeling pain.”

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  • "We cannot say enough about the staff – doctors, nurses, techs, the housekeeping staff, transport personnel. They all make the kids in the hospital feel special."

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  • “Sickle cell disease may seem like it’s a heavy burden, but with the right medical attention and a positive attitude, it doesn’t hold me back from achieving things in my life."

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